Onika Wants to Help: A True Story of Inclusion

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Finding My Way Books
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8.0 X 8.0 X 0.25 inches | 0.62 pounds

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About the Author

Jo Meserve Mach (author) spent 36 years as an Occupational Therapist. She is very passionate about sharing the stories of children with special needs. Jo embraces the joy that individuals with disabilities bring to our communities through their unique gifts.

Jo is the cofounder of Finding My Way Books, which offers tools to help children without disabilities realize that children with disabilities are kids just like them.

Readers and teachers love Finding My Way Books, which they describe as "great," "fabulous," which "showcase how a person with a disability can be a mentor to others," and "make the teachable moments and situations perfect for young students."

They are recommended for parents, teachers, elementary school libraries, homeschoolers, and anyone who wants a more just and inclusive world.

Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier worked professionally in Early Childhood and Special Education programming for 25 years. She has a PhD in Special Education from the University of Kansas and is currently working at Westat.

Vera is passionate about the inclusion of every child in settings where they would be if they did not have a disability. Parenting two children with special needs enriches her life.

Mary Birdsell is a professional photographer and a former Speech and Theatre teacher. She strives to create images that reflect the strengths of each child.

Mary's background in education, theatre and photography intersects as she visually creates our books. She uses colors and shapes to tell a story. For her, each book is like its own theatre production.


"Before the opening of Rainbow School, the society was totally ignorant about these children. Parents were hiding their disabled children in their homes

." - Mr. Elly Mntangi, Lushoto businessman

"Stories are magic. Good stories change lives and cultures. "Finding My Way Books" are spectacular story resources that feature youth and adults, living inclusive lives..." -

Jack Pearpoint, Executive Director Inclusion Press; Marsha Forest Centre